Special Issue, October 8, 2003
Pictures from 5500 ft.

October 2003
By Herman Brown, Greenville, CA


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On October 8, 2003, we finally spent a full day at Drakesbad, after years of just going there for lunch and a swim.  We had just been there for lunch a week before but had taken only a few pictures.  We decided then to make reservations for a week later to stay the whole day.

Drakesbad is a Lassen National Park resort just north of Chester.  We saw many mushrooms, but left them because it is in the park. I have tried to identify them from the pictures and from memory.

Here are the mushroom pictures from that full-day stay. 

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Phaeolus schweinitzii (the week before)

Phaeolus schweinitzii (the week later)

Ramaria sp.

Soft, Fuzzy Conk

Lycoperdon pyriforma 

Lycoperdon in hand

Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Deer Mushrooms?

Phyloporus rhodoxanthus (?)
(Gilled Bolete)

Pholiota aurivella

Pholiota meal stop

Smooth-capped Pholiota

Fometopsis pinicola

A smooth-capped conk

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